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Hoping to Establish Common Ground for Saving Biodiversity

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Science  01 Dec 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5804, pp. 1392-1393
DOI: 10.1126/science.1135704

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The Creation. An Appeal to Save Life on Earth. By Edward O. Wilson. Norton, New York, 2006. 185 pp. $21.95, C$27.50. ISBN 0-393-06217-1.

Constructing the book as a letter to an imagined Southern Baptist preacher, the author seeks to ally religion and science in an ethic of "honorable" self-restraint toward the natural world.